I had a great winter time here in the US. Usually we don’t celebrate Christmas as big as the US does in Japan. We tend to celebrate New Year’s Day bigger than Christmas. We do decorate Christmas trees and light some places up. But after Christmas day, we clean them up and start preparing for […]
The first thing that comes readily to mind when I think of Japan is its seasons. There are many countries that have 4 seasons. But I think that Japan is a country in which more people recognize and live daily life in accordance with the seasons. I would like to tell you about events that […]
I want to share the things that Japanese people often use in their social life. Of course we use many things that are the same that you use in your country. This time, I will tell you about three things: Japanese cell phones, trains, and vending machines.
These says, we are trying to save and protect the environment all around the world. There are many campaigns to live sustainably and preserve the environment in Japan as well. I would like to tell you about some things being done by many citizens in Japan.
Everyone likes to laugh. And laughter has the power to makes others happy! But humor has different inclinations depending on the country or even the person. This time, I chose to write about Japanese comedians as our national icons, because a country’s comedy or sense of humor is usually not well known outside of the […]
Please check my hometown on the map in below.
As you might know, this place has very hard time now because of TSUNAMI. But we all know the people around the world could help and encourage us a lot. So we are doing our best so that it become to retrieve as early as we can. I am also doing my best here!!
My studying abroad will be at an end within three weeks. I still find it hard to phrase exact words to express how I feel about graduating from WU and saying good bye to friends. There are many things that happened in my life and these experiences have changed my life while I’m here. I […]
Since I came to the US, I have seen and felt many differences from Japan through daily life, contact with friends from all around the world and the people here, nature, and so on.
It is hard to believe that I am graduating in a few days… I feel like I came here only a few months ago, but I cannot even remember how I felt and how I was when I came here two years ago. I have so many great memories from these two years at Willamette. […]
There are three sets of alphabets in Japanese: Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. Many nouns are written in Kanji, verbs and adjectives are written mostly in Kanji-Hiragana combination, particles and auxiliary verbs are in Hiragana, and words borrowed from foreign languages in Katakana.
What can you imagine about Japanese food? There are a lot of famous foods in Japan. For example, Sushi, Tempura, Sukiyaki, and so on… I would like to share something about staple meals you would find in the Japanese home, especially during winter season. According to the calendar it is almost spring. However, we still […]
I would love to share with you something from Japan of last year. Many things happened in Japan last year, just like in your country. So I decided to tell you something important from Japan last year based on “The keywords-of- the-year contest for 2010”. This prize is given to the word which affected our […]
I think a great aspect of Japanese popular culture is anime. As you may know, there are many animation films and cartoons in Japan. The most famous place associated with anime is AKIHABARA in Tokyo. The place is also famous for electric things. So AKIHABARA is very crowded everyday, especially weekends. However, I recommend going […]
The current Japanese prime minister is Naoto Kan who belongs to the Democratic party of Japan. We had a big change last year when the political party in office was changed from Liberal Democratic party to the Democratic party. As you may know, the Japanese prime minister has changed many times over the past several […]